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H.R. 2792: Control Unlawful Fugitive Felons Act of 2017

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About the bill

Should somebody lose their taxpayer-supported benefits if they have an outstanding warrant --- even if they haven't actually been convicted of the crime?

The Control Unlawful Fugitive Felons Act (CUFF), which passed the House in September, would do just that.

What the bill does

The legislation would discontinue Social Security and retirement benefits for any person subject to an outstanding warrant or parole violation.

The bill would overturn a 2009 California District Court ruling, which forced the Social Security Administration to resume such payments after the agency had previously denied ...

Sponsor and status

Kristi Noem

Sponsor. Representative for South Dakota At Large. Republican.

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Last Updated: Sep 28, 2017
Length: 3 pages

Jun 6, 2017


Passed House (Senate next) on Sep 28, 2017

This bill passed in the House on September 28, 2017 and goes to the Senate next for consideration.


4% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)

What stakeholders are saying

Institute for Spending Reform: estimates H.R. 2792 will save $2.1 billion through 2027.
Institute for Spending Reform: estimates H.R. 2792 will save $2.1 billion through 2027.


Jun 6, 2017

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Sep 13, 2017
Ordered Reported

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Sep 21, 2017
Reported by House Committee on Ways and Means

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Sep 28, 2017
Passed House (Senate next)

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H.R. 2792 is a bill in the United States Congress.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

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